President's Comment

I don’t know about you, but I think this has been the most interesting start of a summer vacation I’ve ever had. After a long election campaign, made even longer by some very close races, and weeks of...
International Women’s Day is an annual opportunity to reflect on how global events are affecting women and to take action in our own communities. For many of us, this is our year-round work, part of w...
It’s an election year, and that means a budget full of goodies to woo the voters to cast their May 9 ballots for this government in the hopes of being elected for a fifth term. But is there enough in...
If you’re like me, you probably saw a lot of social media posts, commentary, and memes floating around the internet talking about how terrible a year 2016 was. They don’t need to be repeated, but I wa...
Twenty-seven years ago, on December 6, 1989, fourteen women were murdered at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. When a man with a gun entered the engineering school, he separated the women from the me...
Once again, the report of the BC Legislature's Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services includes several of the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators' recommendations to the commi...
Today we start another week of activities marking Fair Employment Week, our annual effort to raise awareness of the plight of the precariously-employed workers in academia. Year after year, we hold da...
For students and educators, Monday marks the end of summer and the start of a new school year. It’s time to celebrate Labour Day, to reflect on the work our unions do for us: the struggles for better...
We’re in the heart of Pride season in BC, and the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators is proud to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ2S community. Happy Pride from FPSE! As we celebrate Pride events...
A Concordia University colleague, Professor Homa Hoodfar, has been detained by Iranian authorities since early June, and CBC now reports that she has been indicted. The charges have not been specified...